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Origin: Welsh, Arabic

Meaning: a Welsh masculine name meaning "ardent lord" from Welsh udd (lord, prince) and ris (ardent, enthusiastic).

Idris is also an Arabic masculine name meaning "to study" or "to learn" from Arabic darasa. Idris has also the Arabic name of the prophet Enoch in the Bible.

In Welsh mythology, Idris Gawr (or Idris the Giant) was a legendary giant and magician who was likely based on a real person in seventh century Wales, and who gave his name to a mountain, Cadair Idris (Chair of Idris).


Variants:
  • Idriss (Arabic)
  • Idries (Arabic)



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